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Areas in Auburn and Grass Valley

Auburn SRA 0 / 62 / 6 / 37 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 102
Bear River Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Dry Creek Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Hirschman's Pond 0 / 0 / 0 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
South Yuba River: 49 Crossing 2 / 1 / 9 / 46 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 55
South Yuba River: Edward's Crossing 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9

Description

Climbing spots scattered through the Gold Country foothills around Auburn and Grass Valley, mostly short scenic rocks and boulders on or near state highway 49.

Auburn Quarry is the prime low country spot for sport climbs, and the Bar just across the river from it is a well loved bouldering spot.

Getting There

Usually from highways 49 or 20.

195 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Auburn and Grass Valley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 131
M+M
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 86
Scooby Snacks
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 83
Comfortably Dumb
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 92
Booty Crack
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 78
Short Term Memory
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 132
Uncomfortably Dumb
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 67
Sneaky
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 61
Hunger Pains
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 99
Scale Wall
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 81
Vacavillain
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 53
Bionic Bitch Slap
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 37
Destructomatic
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 21
Release the Lions
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 36
Human Oddity
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 17
Bat Karma
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
M+M Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (ak… > Scale Wall
 131
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Scooby Snacks Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (ak… > Scale Wall
 86
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Comfortably Dumb Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (ak… > Horseshoe Canyon
 83
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Booty Crack Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (ak… > Scale Wall
 92
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Short Term Memory Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (ak… > Memorial Wall
 78
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Uncomfortably Dumb Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (ak… > Horseshoe Canyon
 132
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sneaky Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (ak… > Memorial Wall
 67
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Hunger Pains Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (ak… > Wreckage Wall
 61
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Scale Wall Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (ak… > Scale Wall
 99
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Vacavillain Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (ak… > Horseshoe Canyon
 81
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Bionic Bitch Slap Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (ak… > Wreckage Wall
 53
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Destructomatic Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (ak… > Wreckage Wall
 37
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Release the Lions Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (ak… > Twin Towers
 21
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Human Oddity Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (ak… > Horseshoe Canyon
 36
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Bat Karma Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (ak… > Horsepoo Canyon
 17
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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